Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hey Church: Let's stop counting numbers

"I propose that we stop counting. I'm not just talking about church -- I'm talking about small groups, blogs, monastic communities, cook-outs, online message boards, parties, email lists, and so on. Let's take a break from evaluating everything by a number. Sure, there's good in setting goals, tracking success, and so forth, but numbers are not the end; relationships are. So, let's pick something else to measure -- conversations, interactions, actual lives changed. Chances are, you're not doing what you do for the numbers; you're doing it for a vision or to create change...."


Anonymous said...

ooo you're tricky James, I thought you wrote this yourself.


DP said...

To quote Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Hensley, the chief of the US military chaplains in Afghanistan...

"Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That's what we do, that's our business."

It's a business JK. A business!

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